rigorist

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From rigour, or its source, Latin rigor, +‎ -ist.

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rigorist (plural rigorists)

  1. Someone who takes the strictest interpretation of a law, religious injunction etc.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 338:
      These rigorists wanted to borrow Old Testament exclusions from participation in the Temple liturgy and apply them to pregnant women and the sexual relations of married couples.